Daniel Atha Curator

Joined: Aug 21, 2013 Last Active: Sep 24, 2018

I'm a nature lover, botanist and aspiring naturalist. I'm grateful to iNaturalist for helping me be better at all three, especially the latter. As Director of Conservation Outreach at The New York Botanical Garden, my work is focused on three areas of botany in the service of conservation: floristics—what plants grow in a particular region; taxonomy—how to tell one plant from another, what to call it and what it’s related to; and applied botany—how plants are used for food, medicine, shelter and other purposes. I have conducted field work in all fifty states of the US, Vietnam, Bolivia, Mexico, Belize and the former Soviet Union. Check out our citizen science program to catalog the spontaneous flora of New York City and document ecological relationships: www.nybg.org/EcoFlora.

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